A nice vintage pair of brass candlesticks. These were made by Virginia Metalcrafters for Williamsburg Restoration, the organization responsible for the creation of what we now know as Colonial Williamsburg. When it was decided to make items to sell to support the restoration, it was decided that they should be exact reproductions of 18th items and that the reproductions should be of the highest quality. Contracts were let to various American manufacturers, and from 1951 until they closed in 2005, Virginia Metalcrafters were the manufacturers of all brass objects.
These are a classic Williamsburg candlestick, known as the "Raleigh" shape, for the tavern in which they were found. They're of a baluster form with no bobeche and a very tight nozzle.
Size: 5.75" tall, 4.25" in diameter at the foot.
Condition: a few minor spots of loss to the lacquer at the edge of the nozzle, otherwise fine.
Mark: mold-marked with the Williamsburg Restoration logo, the Virginia Metalcrafters cypher (VCW) and "CW-16-20 Raleigh".
Price is for the pair.
Item ID: 3996